Event Title

Overcoming Obstacles to Online Learning

Location

Hawkins Hall, Room 143

Start Date

1-10-2016 10:00 AM

End Date

1-10-2016 11:00 AM

Description

Participants will engage in beneficial discussion and activities related to obstacles of online learning. Discussions and activities will be geared toward uncovering common obstacles and helping faculty develop their own personalized strategies to assist students in overcoming those obstacles. Multiple strategies will be offered to assist in maximizing online student learning and engagement, increasing and promoting student interaction, and ultimately improve the pass/completion rate of online courses at colleges and universities.

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Tracey Caponera holds a Master's Degree in Service Management from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor’s in Tourism Management from Niagara University. She is also certified in Hospitality Sales through Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International. Tracey served for five years as a senior faculty member and director of internship programs at a leading hotel and culinary college in the Adirondacks and has been an Assistant Professor of Hospitality for SUNY Delhi for eight years, teaching strictly online for the past five years. She serves on the SUNY Delhi Online Committee, holds a Moodle Badge in Effective Online Discussions and working toward a 2nd Badge in Virtual Learning Design & Delivery. Tracey has been recognized by Open SUNY for Online Teaching Excellence. Tracey also is an adjunct instructor for Rochester Institute of Technology and Schenectady Community College in their Hospitality Departments. She served on the Educational Committee of the Northeast NY Chapter of Meeting Professionals International and the Advisory Board for New England Culinary Institute. Her online teaching style is engaging and interactive and she strives to achieve learning objectives through the use of relevant and real life situations in her online courses. Tracey is a 3‐time presenter at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Center for Excellence in Teaching Conferences, a 2‐time presenter at SUNY Delhi’s Sharing Teaching Idea Days, and has been a presenter at SUNY Delhi’s Moodle annual conference.

Paula Reardon is an Assistant Professor of Business and academic advisor for SUNY Delhi located at Schenectady County Community College campus. She received her MBA from Empire State College and her B.S. in Business Administration from Skidmore College. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Business Administration focusing on Management. Paula’s academic experience includes teaching a majority of courses on line for the past 6 years. She serves on the SUNY Delhi Online Committee and holds a Moodle Badge in Effective Online Discussions. Paula’s academic experience also includes being an adjunct professor in business for SCCC and FMCC. She serves as part of the SCCC and FMCC Business Advisory Board and the SCCC Supply Chain Management Advisory Board. She is actively involved with the “Brand Called Me” mentorship program through the business program at Skidmore College. Her industry background includes a twenty five year career working for a global corporation having held a number of management and mid management positions. In addition to teaching, she currently owns and operates a retail business with her husband in Saratoga Springs, New York. She is involved with CRHRA, Capital District Round Table of CSCMP, DBA of Saratoga Springs, and the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce. Effective on‐line teaching is a key priority for Paula in strengthening on‐line pedagogy and creativeness in assignments that help the student connect and apply the concepts of the course to real work situations. Paula utilizes the SUNY Delhi Technology and Moodle department along with accessing webinars and training sessions to incorporate key success factors into her courses.

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Oct 1st, 10:00 AM Oct 1st, 11:00 AM

Overcoming Obstacles to Online Learning

Hawkins Hall, Room 143

Participants will engage in beneficial discussion and activities related to obstacles of online learning. Discussions and activities will be geared toward uncovering common obstacles and helping faculty develop their own personalized strategies to assist students in overcoming those obstacles. Multiple strategies will be offered to assist in maximizing online student learning and engagement, increasing and promoting student interaction, and ultimately improve the pass/completion rate of online courses at colleges and universities.